Timber in Construction 2020-11-17T13:13:54+00:00

Malaysia’s Covid-19 number could affect timber exports

By | February 5th, 2021|Wood for thought|

Malaysia is a major exporter of timber to South Africa. The total Malaysian export of timber products to South Africa from January to October 2020 was USD27.9-million, down by 40.3% compared to the same period [...]

  • Timber is a sustainable building material. Image credit: FSC

FSC – a valuable tool for implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

By | February 5th, 2021|Academia|

By the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals, also referred to as the Sustainable Development Goals are a universal commitment to ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring human well-being. [...]

  • Vascol Azure makes it possible to treat wood products in their final shape. Image credit: Lonza Wood Preservatives

Alternative preservative retains market share

By | February 5th, 2021|Features, Myths|

Edited by Leon Louw In response to the growing awareness of end consumers making more eco-sensitive choices and the resultant shifting demand by treaters for an alternative to metal-based solvent treatment products, Lonza Wood Protection [...]

  • Amsterdam architecture practice GG-loop, sharing the vision with Arup, is developing Mitosis: a modular building system created by a parametric design tool following biophilic and user-centric design principles. Image credit: GG-loop

GG-loop brings biophilic architecture to urban development

By | February 5th, 2021|Design, Projects|

The need for healthy homes has hardly been more apparent than during the current global condition. Current efforts to reduce the negative impacts of buildings are inadequate. Therefore, the built environment must be designed in [...]

  • Image credit: Earthworld Architects

Earthworld Architects’ House Dreyer, Mooikloof Estate, Pretoria

By | February 5th, 2021|Benefits of timber, Projects|

By Arné Gunter, Earthworld Architects At Earthworld Architects’ House Dreyer at the Mooikloof Estate in Pretoria, the way the home engaged with a nearby lake became the most important design informant. The lake was used [...]

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Promoting timber as an alternative building material

By | February 5th, 2021|Timber in Construction|

By Timber IQ and SA Affordable Housing The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) has put in place three pillars in promoting timber as an alternative building material. The three pillars are: [...]